Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lady Lazarus

This great print can be found for sale at http://society6.com/lucylovesthis/Sylvia-Plath_Print

Yesterday, February 11th, marked the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the writer Sylvia Plath. Her poetry and prose is often confronting but I love the way that each word packs such an emotional punch and yet is so concise and elegant. Something that fledgling writers such as myself can only dream of. It is truly tragic that she saw suicide as the answer to her troubles. Her death is an enormous loss.

Love and respect to you, Miss Plath.

PS If you have not read Sylvia's poems, please be warned that they are not easy going.


Bodecea said...

Reading her poems first time with 14 or 15, it was like a big push to my own writing and living.

Anonymous said...

Yes! I know exactly what you mean.

Feronia said...

Ooops - that was me! Don't know why I came up as 'Anonymous'!!